Here's a worksheet I used with one of my students yesterday, together with these posters and this Youtube video of my hilarious attempt to explain the difference between similes and metaphors to my student.
What Technique: simile, metaphor, personification?
_________________ the wind howled
_________________ my love is a rose
_________________ sunlight played on the water
_________________ his hands were ice
_________________ it was as hot as the sun
_________________ my love is like a rose
_________________ the branches grabbed at me
_________________ softly, slowly, silently
_________________ his face was ash
_________________ her dress looked like an old cabbage leaf
_________________ the roses in her cheeks were faded
_________________ the skeleton trees
_________________ brilliant but cruel as fire
_________________ the moon hid in cloud
_________________ floor like polished glass
The author, Melanie Kendry, is an Oxford graduate, outstanding-rated English Language and Literature teacher and of ages 10-18 in the British education system. In 2012, she was nominated for Pearson's Teaching Awards. As a private tutor, she raises grades often from C to A. Her writing is also featured in The Huffington Post. She offers private tuition in the Haywards Heath area, West Sussex.